Writing Workshops

February 26, 2013 at 9:46 am

Here is information on two different workshops designed to help high school students do their best on the high-stakes writing assessments they face this semester.

The first, “Put It to the Test: Successful On-Demand Writing” is for students in grades 10-12 and is designed to give them concrete strategies for time-management, parsing different prompt, (so that the answer they write is the kind of answer the test rubric values), planning, and checking for the most common mechanical problems. Armed with both information and individually targeted practice, participants will leave the sessions with the skills and the confidence needed to generate their best performance on the written section of the CAHSEE, the EAP essay on the 11th grade CST, as well as on the ACT, the SAT, and AP essays. Saturday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 9th from 9:00 am –noon. Click below for the flyer.

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The second workshop is for college-bound seniors who will be taking the English Placement Test (EPT) at a CSU or community college, the Analytical Writing Placement Examination at a UC, or another writing placement test at a private college or university. Doing poorly on these examinations can mean a semester or more in a remedial English class, a potential waste of time and money. Poor performance is often simply caused by the student misunderstanding the genre of academic writing asked for by the prompt. This three hour session will provide students with examples of typical prompt, scoring rubrics, sample passing essays, and explicit instruction in how to respond effectively to test demands. Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00-noon. Click below for the flyer.

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Registration and payment can be done by mail or online at www.csun.edu/writingproject.